'It is true to say that classical art-forms are not so strong in the present day and I feel that the new generation is slowly losing its sense of spirituality, patience and the desire to work hard at anything without expecting immediate rewards. These days, to 'want' is greater than to 'give' or 'share', and for me, by training rigorously and performing this art-form, it allows me to give back and share this with others in a more profound way'.That is Akram Khan writing in the programme for last Friday's Snape performance of his new dance work Gnosis. Akram Khan is one of many leading artists influenced by the work of Peter Brook and he appeared in both Brook's stage and film productions of the Mahabharata. More on Peter Brook here.
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